Adult Resignation (we Should All Do This) Lol!


To Who it May Concern:

I am hereby officially tendering my resignation as an adult.

I have decided I would like to accept the responsibilities of an 8 year old again.

I want to go to McDonald's and think that it's a four star restaurant.

I want to sail sticks across a fresh mud puddle and make ripples with rocks.

I want to think M&Ms are better than money because you can eat them.

I want to play dodge ball at recess and paint with watercolors in art.

I want to lie under a big oak tree and run a lemonade stand with my friends on a hot summer's day.

I want to return to a time when life was simple.

When all you knew were colors, multiplication tables, and nursery rhymes, but that didn't bother you, because you didn't know what you didn't know and you didn't care.

All you knew was to be happy because you were blissfully unaware of all the things that should make you worried or upset.

I want to think the world is fair. That everyone is honest and good.

I want to believe that anything is possible. Somewhere in our youth, we matured and learned too much. There are nuclear weapons, war, prejudice, and abused children. Lies, unhappy marriages, illness, pain, and death. A world where companies poison our water and our soil, and children kill.

What happened to the time when we thought that everyone would live forever, because we didn't grasp the concept of death? When the worst thing in the world was if someone took the jump rope from you or picked you last for kickball.

I want to be oblivious to the complexities of life and be overly excited by the little things again.

I want to return to the days when children played hide-n-seek outside instead of being glued to a television, when video games were as harmless as Pac Man instead of spine-ripping, blood-splattering mind numbers like Mortal Combat, and TV still had some shows on that weren't about sex, killing, and lies.

I remember being naive and thinking everyone was happy because I was. Afternoons were spent climbing trees and fences and riding my bike.

I never worried about time, bills, or where I was going to find the money to fix my car.

I used to wonder what I was going to do or be when I grew up, not worry about what I'll do if this doesn't work out. I want to live simple again.

I don't want my day to consist of computer crashes, mountains of paperwork, depressing news, how to survive more days in the month than there is money in the bank, doctor bills, gossip, illness, and loss of loved ones.

I want to believe in the power of smiles, hugs, a kind word, truth, justice, peace,dreams, the imagination, mankind, and making angels in the snow.'s my checkbook and my car-keys, my credit card bills and my 401K statements.

I am officially resigning from adulthood.

And if you want to discuss this further, you'll have to catch me first, cause, "Tag! You're it."

lostsoul73 lostsoul73
31-35, F
15 Responses Apr 10, 2008

I'd like to start over...preferably at 7th grade.

Count me in!! I have a ball and jump rope I will share!

Ahhhh, what a refreshing post! I'll grab my jump-rope :)

BTW, can I please share your beautiful post about childhood on Facebook? I love it and would love to share it. <br />
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AMEN! Adulthood sucks! I wanted to have a husband, a home, a car, and 2 or 3 kids by 40 and now here I am, nearly there, and I have a job that pays barely above minimum wage, 24 hours a week (courtesy of a new coworker) instead of 36, no husband, living with my parents, no car, no kids, sleepless nights, anxiety, stress, and the whole shebang. Tell me, when did they send out the contract to sign that said I agreed to put up with a ****-sucky life that looks nothing like what I planned or wanted?<br />
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Hell with it-I'm gonna go grab a 64-count box of crayons and get a coloring book, after I finish my paint-by-numbers. Then, I'm gonna get a big old milkshake and have it for supper, and take a bubble bath with Mr. Bubbles. Screw this adulthood crap. LOL<br />
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Go for it Christy - don't worry about what HASN'T happened in your life, go forward and deal with what's GOING to happen. And always bring your crayons, ALWAYS.

Thanks, Vabrunette. I needed that! And I still love those huge boxes of crayons too. :D

*applauds darkhorse* being an adult is nothing like i imagined. i dislike it more with each year that goes by.

Hmmm -- but if it's pre-puberty -- no *******.

If I could revert back to those days for one week, I'd be rejuvenated and would be able to start all over. I generally don't have drama in my life, but this past week was one thing after another, and not piddly little day-to-day things...real emotional tug-of-wars and they just wear me out. Deep breaths, move on....light at the end of the tunnel, all that is good is waiting.

me too! i am completely over being an adult. like absolutely. not even in just fantasy land. It is way way too much stress. i literally cannot deal with it and it is making life not worth living.

amen, amen! you could have been reading my mind when you wrote this. being an adult is overrated and not cute.

I want to tag along too!!! I am checking out of adulthood and sprinting back to the time when I was 8.

Truly inspiring and attainable when you have grand kids. I now play again, laugh at silly things and enjoy life and the little things. Can we feel like this all the time? I think so. Appreciate the things in life that make you happy and feel good about who you are.

I'm game, let's go down to the swimming hole in the creek and then we can catch some cray fish afterwards!!

Hey Jimmo...that was a good quote....My favorite quote is..."Mommy, WOW, I'm a big kid now." oh and yes I am a TOYS R US kid!!!

I second that motion. Of course I like to blow bubbles myself.

Aww I resign also!! Lets go jumprope!